Sunday, September 27, 2009

3 challenges minus 1

So that makes it 2 challenges, right? I had made this card a few days ago and forgot to post it, so I missed the challenge that was going on over at Winter Wonderland. The theme was Hot Chocolate. I have been sick and busy the past few days creating my own images. This was one of the first ones I hand drew specifically for that challenge. Bummed that I missed it, but am thrilled that I have came up with about 20 of my own images to attach on to future cards. Back to the other challenges.... I used the sketch provided by Friday Sketchers this week. Over at Saturday Challenge they had the theme of Animal Antics. This crazy mouse got himself stuck in a cup of hot chocolate and looks like he is enjoying himself quite a bit!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

4 cards......5 Challenges.

I have 4 cards to show off today. My HP printer is acting terribly goofy so I had to dig out my USB cable to upload my photos from my camera. I seem to have more and more troubles with that dern printer!
My first card I would like to share is this funky colored one. Lili of the Valley wants us to use the color combos of brown, orange and green. Thought this would be easy peasy since those are my favorite colors. I had a bit of difficulty putting it all together. I used the sketch provided in this weeks challenge from Delightful Sketches. This sketch was actually fun to work with.

My 2nd card, I used the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges. I kept it really simple but turned it into a tri-fold...I think that is what the proper fold name is. :)

The challenge at Anns Creative Nook is to use the color combo of pink and black. My oldest daughter, Rian (Ryan) Tyler is turning 5 tomorrow and loves loves loves the color pink so I wanted to make it special so I used the tri-shutter fold to give it a bit more character.

Lastly, I decided finally that I would participate in the Bellarrific Friday challenge.... and this is what I came up with!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mint Julep Sketch...

Ive decided that Im just no good at this blogging thing. I can talk and talk and talk but when it comes to writing (or typing) words down.... Im just awful! LOL So I will make it short and sweet. I used the sketch for this card at Inspirational Card Sketches and chose the color challenge from Cute Card Thursday. The colors are pink and green, strawberry mint julep. The image is one of my all time faves, she is colored with my Bic Markers and Crayola Colored pencils. The flowers were cut from a ribbon given to me in a RAK and topped off with some skittles. I tried my attempt at handwriting the sentiment. Its a bit time I will write my sentiments before I drink my coffee!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ode to Our Firemen

Have you ever wondered what happened to some of your friends you've lost contact with from high school? I have, quite a few to be honest. I had joined Facebook about a year ago and reconnected with a lot of those people. One person that I have 'found' really stood out for me and I must say that I was really bummed when he didnt show up to our recent 20 year reunion. This person was always nice and sweet to me thru my school years. I am thrilled to say that this person has not changed a bit.... still sarcastic as ever! He is now a Lieutenant for the Corvallis, Oregon Fire Department, Lt. Shawn Morgan. I am so dang proud of him for all that he does and dangers he faces every day to keep the community safe. I am also extremely proud to call him my friend. Shawn, I dedicate this card to you and I want to thank you for everything you do to make this world a better place.

On this card I used a Dustin Pike Freebie Image. I tried to customize the outfit to match that of which Shawn wears, complete with the reflective yellow stripes. I hand drew the fire truck in the background and colored everything with my Bic Markers, Gel pens and Crayola colored pencils. I put some Glossy Accents glaze over the trucks windows to give it more of a windowy feel. I added some lettering on the truck as well as the fire hat to make the dragon feel more like Shawn. Lastly, I found a site filled with quotes for firefighters. I chose 'Ode to our Firemen' by Frederic G.W. Fenn.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friend to Friend....

Im back with my 2nd post for today... I have created this interesting colored card using a Gorjuss Girl image I received from my sweet friend Shannon. I wasnt sure about the color combo challenge posted at The Pink Elephant but I thought I would give it a whirl. The colors to use are red, yellow, black and white. Little weird but the DT creations are so wonderful, I knew I could come up with something. I also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I really liked the sketch here. I wanted to put a 'mini' card on the front of the actual card and this sketch allowed me to do so. The ribbon carries on into the mini card as well as the inside of the card itself.

The card below is a quick lil something I cooked up earlier today. No challenge for this one.... Just wanted to share...

Color and a sketch challenge...

Here I used one of my favorite RAK images from my dear friend Jacilynn. I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly and the color challenge over at Roses on Paper. The colors are lavender, soft blue and cream.

Below is a card I wanted to share with you. I made this for a 3 yo boy birthday. I used Dustin Pikes Freebie images. To save on using all my brown bic marker, I first copied the background scene onto brown card stock and then I cut out the flooring and glued it on top of another background scene. I used pop dots on the barrel, the box and the dragon.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A sing-song & sketch challenge

This card is using the sketch posted on Anns Creative Nook. She wanted the embellie and the diamond elements to be on the card, altho my diamond is shaped more like a rectangle,I still have the basic sketch. This week the challenge over at House of Mouse was to use a song title or song lyrics to create the card. I had a lot of songs to choose from that fit this image. I decided to go with Love Sweet Love by Morcheeba, one of my favorite bands. I colored the image with my bic markers and colored pencils. I used faux stitching as well as felt flower brads and then distressed the image edges with chalk.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Friday Sketchers #68

Ive made quite a few cards since Ive been back from vacation but this one I actually followed the sketch that Friday Sketchers has for their challenge this week. I use a Gorjuss Girl I received in RAK as well as the skittle embellies on the top left. I am totally in love with the Gorjuss Girl stamps, Im going to have to break down here real soon and purchase some of my own. The sentiment I love you, so there... is something I tend to say from time to time. I thought it fit perfect with this image.

Here are a few more cards I created using some more of the Gorjuss girl images.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Well Hello!!!

I cant believe its been over a month since Ive posted anything. Well... yes I can! I took a 3 week vacation to Oregon to visit my family and also attend my 20 year high school reunion. My son and I caught a nasty bug on the plane that left us feeling pretty icky for the first week and half of our visit. Besides the downfall of being sick, I really enjoyed myself. I was so happy to reconnect with old friends and spark up some new friendships during the reunion. I did, however, take my card making supplies with me and get some projects done while I was there. My friend Traci, a fellow alumni wanted me to make her 4 stationary boxes as well as make a few stationary sets to give as door prizes at the reunion. There is a lot of pictures of my projects that would take up a lot of space if I posted them here. If you would like to take a look at them, feel free to check out my gallery on my Facebook page, photos 26 - 46. The fishing creel and the golf set are the ones I donated for the door prizes. Since Ive been home, I have been slowly working on some cards and trying to participate in some challenges. I will try to post them a bit later. I hope you enjoy my photos!!! Thank you for looking!